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White Antelope a.k.a. Robin Pecknold – Blues Run The Game (Jackson C. Frank)

Posted March 16, 2012 by Kevin

In the early 1950’s Jackson C. Frank was in a music class when the boiler of his elementary school blew up, killing 15 of his school mates and burning Jackson on over 50% of his body.  During his stay at the hospital, his music teacher brought in an acoustic and taught him to play.  This […]

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Father John Misty – One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Leonard Cohen)

Posted February 24, 2012 by Kevin

Earlier this year we announced the heartbreaking news of J. Tillman’s departure from the Fleet Foxes.  Well look where he showed up. . . under the new moniker of Father John Misty.  Attached below are two songs.  The first is his cover of this fantastic Leonard Cohen song, the second is his latest single/video for […]

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Holy Ghost
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Holy Ghost! – I Wanted to Tell Her (Ministry cover) [ft. Nancy Whang and the Juan MacLean]

Posted February 17, 2012 by Kevin

The industrial synth-pop of early Ministry is a solid touchstone for the DFA sound, so it’s only fitting that Holy Ghost! would rope in the Juan MacLean and Nancy Whang (also of LCD Soundsystem) for their take on one of the 80s stalwart’s first singles, “I Wanted to Tell Her”. Whang ably stands in for Shay Jones’ original guest vocals, delivering […]

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Other-Lives
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Other Lives – The Partisan (Leonard Cohen)

Posted February 10, 2012 by Kevin

The original version of this is haunting and beautiful, one of my favorites of Leonard Cohen.  Other Lives cover it beautifully, both making it their own but without reinventing the song.  Other Lives have recently earned some critical acclaim for their latest release Tamer Animals, but I highly recommend all new comers (or soon to […]

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The Decemberists – When U Love Somebody (Fruit Bats)

Posted January 13, 2012 by Kevin

Happy Friday!  Here’s a great song by a great band, covered by another great band (whose lead singer tones it down on the inflection just enough for me not to want to punch him in the face).  From The Decemberists iTunes session.

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